(Too lame and weak for The Pit. So I am putting it here.)
I purchased a used car a couple days ago. Previous owner mentioned he recently took somewhere for an oil change. None-the-less, I always change the oil ASAP whenever I purchase a car, regardless of what the previous owner says. So today I decided to change the oil in it.
I first tried using my standard, metal oil filter wrench to remove the filter. It wouldn’t budge.
I then use my “better” oil filter wrench. It’s steel with a rubber pad. Still wouldn’t budge. And the rubber pad tore away from the steel band.
I then tried using a wrench made from a solid, rubber strap. It still wouldn’t budge! :mad:
I finally drilled a hole through the filter and stuck a screwdriver through it. (Pic.) I pulled on the screwdriver as hard as I could, and the filter wouldn’t budge. I then pushed on the screwdriver with my foot, and it finally turned. Here is a pic of the filter after I removed it.
Oh, and the screwdriver - a Craftsman Philips I purchased 30 years ago - is now bent. :mad:
There should be a special place in hell for people who use a wrench to tighten oil filters.